Hyperspeed Health Metrics
Body Composition Metrics
Body Fat Percentage
This is the percentage of your total body mass that is composed of fat. It includes both subcutaneous fat, which is located under the skin, and visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs. It is an essential measure for assessing whether you have a healthy amount of body fat, as both too much and too little body fat can lead to health issues.
BMI (Body Mass Index)
This is a numerical value calculated from your height and weight. It is commonly used as a screening tool to categorize your weight as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. However, it is important to note that BMI does not take into account other factors such as muscle mass, bone density, and overall body composition.
Think of BMI as a rough estimate of the amount of ‘paint’ needed to cover the ‘surface area’ of your body. It doesn’t tell you what the paint is made of (muscles, fat, bones, etc.), just a general idea of how much there is.
Skeletal Muscle Mass
This refers to the weight of the muscles that are attached to your bones and are involved in movement, support, and maintaining metabolism. It does not include the weight of smooth muscles, such as those found in the digestive tract and blood vessels, or cardiac muscle found in the heart.
Imagine your body as a car; the skeletal muscle mass is equivalent to the engine. The bigger and more efficient the engine, the more power the car has, and the better it performs.
Visceral Fat Level
This refers to the amount of fat stored in the abdominal cavity, surrounding vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, and intestines. High levels of visceral fat are associated with increased risks of various health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
Think of visceral fat as the ‘padding’ around your internal organs. While some padding is necessary for protection, too much padding can squeeze and put pressure on the organs, leading to various health issues.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
This refers to the number of calories your body needs to maintain basic functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, and maintaining body temperature while at rest. It represents the amount of energy required by your body to perform essential physiological functions.
Imagine your body as a machine that needs a certain amount of energy to keep running even when it’s not doing anything. BMR is the amount of ‘fuel’ your body needs to keep the ‘engine’ running at idle.
Body Fat Mass
This is the total weight of fat in your body. It includes both subcutaneous fat, which is located under the skin, and visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs.
Total Body Water Weight
This refers to the total weight of water in your body, which includes both intracellular and extracellular water. Water is essential for various bodily functions, including regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen, and removing waste products.
Imagine your body as a sponge. The total body water weight is the amount of water the sponge can hold.
Intracellular Water Weight
This refers to the weight of water found inside your cells. It is essential for various cellular functions, including maintaining cell shape and function, transporting nutrients and waste products, and participating in chemical reactions.
Think of your body as a house. The intracellular water weight is the amount of water in the pipes and appliances necessary for the house to function properly.
Extracellular Water Weight
This refers to the weight of water found outside your cells, in between tissues and in the blood. It is essential for transporting nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removing waste products from the cells.
Using the house analogy, the extracellular water weight is the amount of water in the swimming pool and garden, which is not essential for the basic functioning of the house but contributes to its overall well-being.
ICW/ECW Ratio (Intracellular Water/Extracellular Water Ratio)
This is the ratio of the weight of water inside your cells to the weight of water outside your cells. It is important for assessing cell health and function, as an imbalance in this ratio can indicate cellular dehydration or edema (swelling).
Analogy: Imagine your house has a water tank and a swimming pool. The ICW/ECW ratio is the ratio of the amount of water in the tank (necessary for essential household functions) to the amount of water in the pool (for leisure and landscape).
Systolic Blood Pressure
This is the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats and pumps blood out. It is the higher of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading and is important for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other health issues.
Think of your cardiovascular system as a garden hose. The systolic blood pressure is the pressure of the water (blood) when you turn on the tap (when the heart contracts and pumps blood out).
Diastolic Blood Pressure
This is the pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between beats. It is the lower of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading and is important for assessing the overall health of your arteries and cardiovascular system.
Using the garden hose analogy, the diastolic blood pressure is the pressure of the water (blood) when you turn off the tap (when the heart is at rest between beats).
Health Risk Score
A comprehensive measure that represents your overall health status, taking into account a variety of factors that contribute to your health and well-being. The score is calculated using a holistic approach that includes a range of health indicators to provide a complete picture of your health.
A dynamic metric that gauges your overall capacity to perform daily activities, manage stress, and maintain a good quality of life. This rating is tailored to reflect an individual’s current state and potential for improvement.
A multifaceted index that evaluates your overall well-being by examining various aspects of your lifestyle, from nutrition to sleep quality to mental health. This score provides a snapshot of your current wellness state and helps in identifying areas that need attention for a healthier and happier life.
Work/Life Balance Score
An important measure that evaluates how well you are managing the demands of your professional and personal life. This score is crucial for understanding the impact of your work/life balance on your overall health and well-being.
Physical Fitness Score
A comprehensive measure of your overall physical fitness level, taking into account various aspects of fitness such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. This score helps in identifying your strengths and areas that need improvement to achieve optimal physical fitness.
Muscle Balance Score
A specialized metric that assesses the balance and symmetry of your muscles. It is crucial for identifying muscle imbalances that can lead to postural problems, pain, or injury. This score helps in designing a targeted exercise plan to correct imbalances and optimize muscle function.